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    Wallaby hunting?

    Hey guys,

    I just have a few questions regarding wallaby hunting, any help would be great!

    have got some time off coming up and would really like to go wallaby shooting with my dad and mate. We know basically nothing of where to begin to find areas and places to hunt wallabys so if you know any stations or places that let hunters on that would be awesome.

    I know (from DOC) that wallabys can be found in the hunters hills (but apparently in quite low numbers). also know of someone who used to see wallabys running round near aviemore.

    my mate has never seen a wallaby in his life so it would be really awesome to be able to get him onto some! any information would be really helpful.

    we would be using most likely one rifle (280) and no dogs. also have a 4wd.

    oh and also we are based in dunedin

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    Hit up GM.

    I'd strongly recommend borrowing a dog..or getting your mate to pretend to be one Don't wear shorts, be prepared to laugh, smile, make some noise, crash about in the gorse and all around have a great time
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    Welcome to the forum 280hunter. The GM that Dougie is referring to is Gadgetman
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    DOC website gives station names. Ring up DOC Geraldine and ask for Contact names and number. Ring station about 6pm at night to catch the farmer/station manager.

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    Wallabys go right up the waitaki valley to at least the haka and then from waimate to farlie i have even seen one in the two thumb range tekapo the hunter hills are choka block with wallabys. Just finding somewhere to shoot needs some time talk to cockies i live in waimate and havnt got around to finding a block. Drive along the bottom of the hills and talk to cockies.

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    cheers for the replys guys, ill give DOC geraldine a ring tommorow and see if they have anything for me

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    Shame your not on the mainland mate. Plenty around the Rotoiti and Rotama lakes.
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    Gibo you pig islander. He's on the mainland.
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    Hey 280 hunter I gave it a go and it was bloody brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wirehunt View Post
    Gibo you pig islander. He's on the mainland.
    +1

    And they only have little tiddlers up there compared to here. I'm no expert on access but give the guys at DOC, while there is still someone there, and they should be able to give you some numbers to try. Really good fun. There is no shortage of them in the hunter hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Shame your not on the mainland mate. Plenty around the Rotoiti and Rotama lakes.
    On ya Gibo. You and Toby are good NI citizens.
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    Suck it guys you all know the South is not the MAIN land!!!
    Yeah the Wallibies may be small up here but do you really need a 280 on them down the SECONDARY land?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Suck it guys you all know the South is not the MAIN land!!!
    Delusional. We have the greater land area, highest bits, more scenic bits, been shaken to bits, and above all the better people (on account of being able to count to 23 and a half on our fingers and toes).


    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Yeah the Wallibies may be small up here but do you really need a 280 on them down the SECONDARY land?
    That would be a minimum, they can turn pretty nasty. Should be in the dangerous animal category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    on account of being able to count to 23 and a half on our fingers and toes
    Fascinating example of inbreeding. Studies show that the stub of the second thumb on the left foot is an adaptation to frost bite.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Fascinating example of inbreeding. Studies show that the stub of the second thumb on the left foot is an adaptation to frost bite.
    I always thought it was for scratching the back of the neck when you're busy fushin' an' drinkin'.
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